A 30-year-old Arcade Video Game by Terminal

S.O.S. screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): sosterm


S.O.S. © 1988 Terminal.

A one player space platform/shooter game.

The Player controls a Russian cosmonaut onboard on a Space Frigate in the near orbit of a planet, but soon receives a distress signal from the planet, issued by members of his crew of the big spaceship "A 111" who are being attacked by the "Star Pirates" and they took control of the ship. Without any delay he prepares to descend his spacecraft towards the planet to resolve and stop the situation.


S.O.S. the Arcade Video Game
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Main CPU : Intel 8080 (@ 1.777777 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Custom (@ 1.777777 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 50.00 Hz
Palette colors : 256

Players : 1
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 2


The game comes from the former USSR and was one of the last USSR-made arcades. Several games are known to exist on this hardware TIA-MC-1. It was created by the state company Terminal (Vinnitsa, Ukraine), which was later turned into EXTREMA-Ukraine company. These days it manufactures various gambling machines.


On the level 3th (the blue balls) press the second button a mini-screen with gun cross will appear; then shoot the balls by moving joystick and pressing the first button to shoot.

Use the test button to skip levels.

Game's ROM.